Party calls for fighting graft in civil service
KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA has urged the government to undertake a concerted effort to combat the ills of corruption in the civil service, and supports the practice of good governance in order to improve transparency and efficiency in government agencies.
This call was part of the party’s six main resolutions, which were unanimously passed and adopted at the party’s 63rd annual general meeting at Wisma MCA yesterday.
The six main resolutions involved party affairs, politics, government matters, economy, education and international relations.
Under the party affairs resolutions, members are urged to unite against external threats, and divisions nationwide should increase its peoplecentric programmes in preparing for the impending general election so that the party can achieve better results.
MCA continues to strongly oppose the implementation of hudud enactment, and will resolutely defend the nation’s parliamentary democratic system to ensure the continuance of the nation’s diverse backgrounds since independence.
“The party also condemns every form of extremism and hate politics, as well as street demonstrations that aim at dividing the rakyat to protect the nation’s stability and racial harmony,” it said.
The party also voiced its support for the enactment of law and regulations that could effectively monitor and regulate political donations, assets and expenditures to achieve the vision of a politically clean and transparent nation.
At the same time, the party also fully supports amendments to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 [Act 164] aimed at ensuring that any marriage contracted by civil law can only be dissolved by that same law and this includes fulfilling every responsibility contracted by Act 164. The party believes that the amendments provide the best recourse in addressing matters arising when one spouse converts.
For its resolution on economy, the party urged the government to advance transparency on policies related to foreign workers and set guidelines on the employment and distribution of these workers based on industrial needs.
“This is to ensure that the hiring of foreign workers will benefit the nation’s economic development without compromising employment opportunities for our own citizens and the people’s quality of life,” it said.
On education, MCA calls on the government to expedite the recognition process of the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) to enable UEC holders to apply for entry into local public universities and into the civil service.
“The party rejects any suggestion that national unity can be achieved if there is just one single-stream education.
“The party maintains a position to firmly defend the multi-stream education system .”